Problems in price control : pricing techniques / by Robert J. Benes ... [et al.] ; edited by Peter G. Franck and Milton Quint.
Publication year: 1947.
Call Number HB236.U5 G45 no.8
Media class: Book
Publisher: [Washington, D.C.] : Office of Temporary Controls, Office of Price Administration
Prepared under the general supervision of Harvey C. Mansfield, Chief, Policy Analysis Branch.
Series title: General publication / Office of Temporary Controls, Office of Price Administration ; no. 8 ; Historical reports on war administration
Additional information: xi, 286 p. ; 24 cm.
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This volume brings together studies of the OPA's techniques of price control during the war period and immediately thereafter. It is a collection of essays describing representative samples of the crucial problems faced in establishing control techniques. It includes an account of the formulation of the General Maximum Price Regulation, the technique of 'freezing' prices on a base date and period, formula pricing, margin control pricing for retailers and wholesalers, and pricing based on area and/or zone of the country.
ch. 1. The General Maximum Price Regulation / by John A. Hart -- ch. 2. The "freeze" method of establishing ceiling prices / by Reed Dickerson -- ch. 3. Formula pricing / by Robert J. Benes -- ch. 4. Pricing by specific authorization / by A. Moore Lifter -- ch. 5. The solid fuels area pricing program / by David Kass -- ch. 6. Distributor margin control in food / by John W. Paschke.
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